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Look, Ma, No Hands: 10 Watches That Tell Time Differently

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The vast majority of watches stick to traditional hour and minute hands to display the time, but a handful of bold manufacturers use their technical prowess to find new, innovative, and often downright audacious methods to indicate the hours, minutes, and occasionally even other functions. Below is a list of unusual watches that deviate from the conventional time-telling style, finding creative alternatives to hour and minute hands. … [Read more...]

Fratello Friday: 5 More Unusual Timepieces

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Since I started writing my thoughts and ideas about watches on my blog, Fratellowatches, I have been visiting the big watch fairs like Baselworld and the SIHH in Geneva. Sometimes, one comes across some very odd-looking watches at these fairs — watches that perhaps should not be defined as watches, but as mechanical art or — as MB&F's Maximilian Büsser puts it — horological machines. … [Read more...]

More from Geneva: Christophe Claret, De Bethune, Urwerk, and Moser

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The SIHH takes place at the massive Palexpo convention center near the Geneva airport, but during that week in January, the whole city becomes a new-watch paradise. My final day in Geneva took me away from the halls of the SIHH to take a look at a number of other new watches, from brands that were not part of the show, shown to retailers and journalists either in suites at one of the city's opulent hotels or at the smaller Geneva Time Exhibition (GTE) show, held at the Bâtiment des Forces … [Read more...]

Video: Skydiver and His Zenith Watch Break Sound Barrier

The Austrian skydiver and Zenith brand ambassador Felix Baumgartner (not to be confused with the watchmaker Felix Baumgartner of Urwerk fame) became the first man to break the speed of sound in a freefall after jumping from the edge of space, 39,045 meters high (the record will be officially certified at a later date). He reached a max speed of 1,342.8 km (Mach 1.24) in the vacuum-like stratosphere before being slowed by the atmosphere. Joining him on the historic jump was the new Zenith El … [Read more...]

Skydiver and His Zenith Watch Break Sound Barrier (Video)

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Today, Austrian skydiver and Zenith brand ambassador Felix Baumgartner (not to be confused with the watchmaker Felix Baumgartner of Urwerk fame) became the first man to break the speed of sound in a freefall after jumping from the edge of space, 39,045 meters high (the record will be officially certified at a later date). He reached a max speed of 1,342.8 km (Mach 1.24) in the vacuum-like stratosphere before being slowed by the atmosphere. … [Read more...]

Patek Philippe and Harry Winston Headline Antiquorum’s October Auction

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Antiquorum, the world's leading auction house devoted to watches, will hold its fall "Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces" auction on October 19th at the Mandarin Oriental in Hong Kong. More than 300 timepieces will be up for bid, including several notable Patek Philippe watches and rare models from Harry Winston and Louis Vuitton. … [Read more...]

2011: The Year in Review Quiz, Part II

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This week it’s time for Part II of our 2011 Year in Review Quiz. Have you been taking notes? Celebrate the end of 2011 with this little quiz, where we present 12 questions about news stories from the past year. As always, the answers appear at the end. And remember, your term papers are due next week. Good luck! … [Read more...]

Antiquorum’s December 7 Auction Has Something for Everyone

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Antiquorum will hold its Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces sale at its New York headquarters on December 7. Highlights of the sale include a Vacheron Constantin minute repeating perpetual calendar, a unique Parmigiani Bugatti Type 370, an IWC Grand Complication No. 50/50, an Urwerk Ref. 202P Special Edition, and a Patek Philippe Ref. 3970P. Find images and a video link inside. … [Read more...]

De Bethune, TAG Heuer, Zenith and Others Take Top Prizes at 2011 Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix

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More than 1,500 personalities from the watchmaking world turned out at the Grand Théâtre de Genève on Saturday November 19 for the 2011 Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix awards ceremony. The “Aiguille d’Or” prize for the watch of the year went to the De Bethune's DB28. … [Read more...]

Only Watch World Tour Runs August 30 – September 22

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On September 23, the Principality of Monaco will stage the world-famous Only Watch charity watch auction. Under the High Patronage of HSH Prince Albert II, 40 unique timepieces will be sold by leading horological auction house Antiquorum. Leading up to the auction, the featured timepieces will be on tour, visiting many of the world's leading collecting capitals. … [Read more...]

Urwerk Creates Unique UR-103 Phoenix for Only Watch

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Master watchmaker and Urwerk co-founder Felix Baumgartner proudly announces Urwerk's presence at Only Watch 2011. As an expression of commitment to the Only Watch cause, Urwerk will be auctioning the UR-103 Phoenix, a unique timepiece made of white gold and hand-decorated by master engraver Jean-Vincent Huguenin, one of the most gifted artists in this field. … [Read more...]

Scenes From An OpeningRichard Mille’s First USA Boutique

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In the time it takes some brands to develop a movement and bring it to market, Richard Mille built a globally-recognized brand known for bold aesthetics, high complications, and Formula 1-style technology. Last week the brand celebrated the opening of its first USA boutique, and WatchTime was there. … [Read more...]

Big Shots: Images from 2009

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For those of you who like to collect watch images, we've assembled a few that we presented in larger resolutions during the past year. We have a little of everything... something old, something new, something for everyone. Simply click the smaller images to view the larger versions. Enjoy! … [Read more...]

Urwerk UR-CC1, Code Name “King Cobra”

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Until now, no one has developed a production wristwatch with true retrograde linear displays. Urwerk's UR‐CC1 achieves this feat. It has two horizontal indications displayed by two retrograde cylinders: one for the (jumping) hours, the other for the minutes. The watch is the result of more than three years of research, development and testing to ensure that the rotation and instant fly‐back of the large hour and minute cylinders is achieved without compromising accurate timekeeping. … [Read more...]